Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Arturo "Carpetas" Carbajal, 80, of Anthony left his dwelling place on earth and entered eternal life to be with his heavenly Father Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Sierra Vista Hospital in T or C. He was born July 15, 1931 in Anthony to Maria Carbajal. Mr. Carbajal served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from Fort Bliss as a Refrigeration Mechanic and was a member of the Catholic Church. Those left to mourn his passing include two sons, Arturo Carbajal Jr. of Eugene, Oregon, Damian Carbajal of Las Cruces; three daughters, Martha Carbajal and Elizabeth Carbajal both of Las Cruces, Eva Miranda and husband David of Berino; two brothers, Rodolfo "Fito" Carbajal of Las Cruces, Raúl Carbajal of Brazito; three sisters, Maggie Madrid of Anthony, Belia Provencio of Chamberino and Elva Sierra of Berino. Other survivors include six grandchildren, Veronica and David Cruz Miranda, US Army Capt. Rafael M. Morones, US Navy LS2 Steven J. Morones, Elena Carbajal and Samuel Davidson; seven great grandchildren, Anthony and Gabriel Miranda, Isaiah, Xavier, Isabella, Zachariah and Elijah Morones as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; his wife, Estela Carbajal; a sister, Elvira Aldaz and a brother, Hector Carbajal. Visitation for Mr. Carbajal will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012 in St. Anthony Catholic Church, 224 Lincoln Avenue where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. Family and Friends will join together to celebrate the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 in the same church with Reverend Andres Alava officiating. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in Anthony Cemetery with military honors accorded by the New Mexico National Guard Honor Guard and the VFW Post 4384 Honor Guard. Serving as casket bearers will be Raul Carbajal Jr., David Cruz Miranda, Jose Ortega Jr., David Miranda, Michael Saavedra and Darryll Murphy. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers of "Veteran and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on June 15, 2012